Japanese students help with garden designer’s exhibition at RHS Chelsea

May 2015

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Four Writtle College students from Japan have helped a Japanese garden designer with his exhibition for RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The four volunteer members helped garden designer Fuminari Todaka with the organisation, construction, exhibition and clearance of his show garden, including translating for his team and explaining the concept to visitors in both Japanese and English.

The students were Kaori Ono, a BSC (Hons) Landscape and Garden Design third year student; Eiki Shibuya, first year Foundation Degree Professional Floristry; Mitsuteru Futoi, first year Foundation Degree Garden Design student; and Ayane Shimazu, Foundation Degree Professional Floristry student, who was also a finalist in the Florist of the Year competition run at the Show.

Mitsuteru said: “During the exhibition, we explained the concept of the garden and answered enquiries from visitors. One of our members joined the designers’ lunch party as a translator and had the chance to chat with judges including James Alexander-Sinclair.”